Claudia Fabiana Fernández Viera (born June 22, 1976) is a Uruguayan award-winning television presenter, fashion model, actress and businesswoman. Born in Punta de Rieles – Bella Italia, Montevideo she began her career as a model in her teens and participated in numerous advertising campaigns. In the late 1990s, she began working on television, on the show Dale que Podés.[1] She also participated in the reality show Bailando por un Sueño, and in the talk show Animales Sueltos, both in Argentina.[2][3]

Early and personal life

Claudia Fabiana Fernández Viera was born in barrio Punta de Rieles – Bella Italia, Montevideo on June 22, 1976. She was raised by her father Fernando Fernández, and her paternal-grandparents, Irma and Juan Antonio Fernández.[4] She has four siblings: Mariana, Fernando, Adriana and Karina.[5] Fernández attended Colegio Sagrado Corazón De Jesús - Liceo Vedruna.[6]

Fernández is a Roman Catholic.[7] She married Argentine businessman Leonel Delménico on April 24, 2009 in Buenos Aires and on June 5, 2009 in Montevideo.[8] On November 6 of the same year Fernández gave birth to her first child named, Mía Elena.[9] On December 8 of 2013 she had a second baby, a boy called Renzo.

Modeling career

Her beginnings in the world of fashion began when she was 15 years old and a photographer discovered her arm walking with her grandmother, Irma by Avenue July 18 next to the cinema of Censa. She began working as the model for María Raquel Bonifaccino & Carlos Cámara, soon after her figure started to appear on Channel 4(Uruguay). She also ranks among the books of the model agency of Diego Ríos.

Fernández has modeled for Caras in Argentina,[10] Playboy in Argentina and Uruguay[11] and Gente in Uruguay,[12] among others.

Theatrical career

  • 2009-2010: Fortuna - (Lead Actress and Vedette) Alongside Ricardo Fort, Claudia Ciardone and Virginia Gallardo.
  • 2010-2011: El gran show - (Second Vedette)
  • 2010-2011: Furtuna 2 - (Lead Actress and Vedette)
  • 2011: La Magia del Tupilán - (Actress) - (Uruguay)
  • 2011-2012: Gemelas - (Lead Actress) - (Uruguay) Alongside Gladys Florimonte.
  • 2011-2012: Que Gauchita es mi Mucama - (Lead Actress) Teatro Astros (Buenos Aires)
  • 2012: La Magia de Claudia - (Montevideo)
  • 2012–present: Cirugía para Dos - (Supporting Actress) - (Villa Carlos Paz)

Television career

In 2005 she starred in the reality show Cambio de Vida (es), the Uruguayan version of The Simple Life, where she and Tammara Benasús played bratty city girls trying to survive in rural surroundings.[13]

In 2007 Fernández entered in the fourth season of ShowMatch with Maximiliano D'Iorio as a replacement for the Argentine actress, vedette and comedian, Iliana Calabró in the re-entry round. She was eliminated in the 22nd round.[14] She paritcipated in the fifth season of Bailando por un Sueño with Julian Carvajal as a replacement for the Argentine vedette and model, Eliana Guercio in the re-entry round. She was eliminated in the 26th round, having danced only 2 rounds.[15][16]

In February 2017, she replaced Diego González as host of Escape Perfecto - Edición Famosos; The show co-hosted by Annasofía Facello and broadcast on Channel 10 ended on June 17, 2020.[17] During the second half of 2019, she presented ¿Qué haría tu hijo?, the local adaptation of the British program What Would Your Kid Do?.[18][19] In September 2019, it was announced that Fernández would be part of Got Talent Uruguay as a member of the panel of judges, along with Orlando Petinatti, María Noel Ricceto and Agustín Casanova.[20][21] The first season of the show premiered on June 22, 2020, while the second on April 12, 2021.[22]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Dale que podés Herself
2001–2003 Dale con Todo Assistant
2005 Mochileros Co-host
Cambio de vida (es)
2007 Bailando por un Sueño Participant; 20th Eliminated
Patinando por un Sueño Participant; 6th Eliminated
Patito Feo Samantha Torino
2008–2017 Bendita TV Herself Co-host
2011 Jungla mágica Co-host
2011–2012 Animales sueltos Panelist
2011–2012 Porque te quiero así Malena Celaya Recurring character
2012–2013 La pelu Herself Recurring character
2012 La magia de Claudia Host
2013 Más cerca con Claudia Host
2017–2020 Escape perfecto - Edición Famosos Host
2019 ¿Qué haría tu hijo? Host
2020–2021 Got Talent Uruguay Judge

References

  1. ^ ElPais. "Claudia Fernández cumple 40: su carrera en fotos". Diario EL PAIS Uruguay (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  2. ^ "Claudia Fernández feliz de haber dejado "Animales sueltos"". Pantallazo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  3. ^ "BAILANDO POR UN SUEÑO CON CLAUDIA FERNÁNDEZ". Montevideo Portal (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  4. ^ "Claudia & Fernando Fernández on YouTube for Father's Day" (in Spanish). by canal tienda inglesa. June 30, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "Las vacaciones de Claudia Fernández junto a sus hijos, hermanos y sobrinos". Caras (in Spanish). 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  6. ^ cronicas (2019-04-26). "Claudia Fernández: "No me siento identificada con las que se tapan la cara y pintan iglesias, esas no son feministas"". Crónicas (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  7. ^ "Seré Curioso con Claudia Fernández: "Pedí al universo, en un eclipse, que me sacara el piloto automático"". Montevideo Portal (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  8. ^ "Claudia Fernández y su esposo Leonel" (in Spanish).
  9. ^ "La hija de la conductora cumple su primer añito" (in Spanish). November 6, 2012. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  10. ^ "CLAUDIA FERNÁNDEZ: La más bella de las Uruguayas e ainda mais" (in Spanish). Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  11. ^ "Claudia Fernández calienta el verano" (in Spanish). 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  12. ^ "CLAUDIA FERNÁNDEZ - "Soy Material y Sexy, una mujer completa."" (in Spanish). Romina Ryan. May 28, 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  13. ^ "Versión de The Simple Life de Fox será el primer reality de la TV uruguaya". PRODU.COM (in Spanish). 2005-09-27. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  14. ^ "Claudia Fernández eliminada de "Bailando por un sueño 2007"" (in Spanish). Retrieved October 10, 2012.
  15. ^ "Claudia Fernandez y Zubiri, los destacados en Bailando por un Sueño" (in Spanish). Retrieved October 10, 2012.
  16. ^ "Claudia Fernández eliminada de "Bailando por un sueño 5"" (in Spanish). Retrieved October 10, 2012.
  17. ^ ElPais. "Se emitió el último programa de "Escape perfecto"; el mensaje de Annasofía Facello". Diario EL PAIS Uruguay (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  18. ^ ""¿Qué haría tu hijo?", entretenimiento para toda la familia con la conducción de Claudia Fernández". subrayado.com.uy (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  19. ^ "What Would Your Kid Do? se estrena en Uruguay el 16 de agosto". TTV News (in European Spanish). 2019-08-08. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  20. ^ "María Noel Riccetto, Claudia Fernández y Petinatti estarán en el jurado de Got Talent Uruguay". subrayado.com.uy (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  21. ^ "Se presentaron tres de los jurados de GOT TALENT URUGUAY". canal10.com.uy (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  22. ^ Observador, El. "Got Talent: empezó la segunda temporada y fue lo más visto del lunes". El Observador. Retrieved 2022-03-02.

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